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Some items you'll find will be salvageable. Use a salvage kit to break them down into crafting materials.

— Salvaging

Salvaging is the process of obtaining crafting materials or upgrade components from other items through use of a variety of salvage kits.

Salvaging components[edit]

To salvage an item, double-click on a salvage kit, then click on the item to be salvaged. If the item stacks, such as salvage items, you can repeatedly salvage items from the stack. Alternatively, right-clicking the salvage kit allows it to automatically salvage items of CFine rarity or lower, DMasterwork rarity or lower, or ERare rarity, starting at the top of your inventory. Higher quality kits have a greater chance to receive a higher-tier crafting material than normal. Items can also be salvaged for their upgrade component. Higher quality kits also give a greater chance to recover the component while salvaging an item. Players will always receive a common crafting material.

What can be salvaged[edit]

Four types of items can be salvaged:


These items cannot be salvaged:

Equipment bought with Badges of Honor can be salvaged, but only return a random and lesser amount of badges. (Globs of Ectoplasm and crafting materials cannot be obtained.)

Salvaging results[edit]

The level or tier of the crafting material received from salvaging depends on the level of the item. Salvage items will give crafting material appropriate for the level of the area from which they were obtained.

  • Globs of Ectoplasm are special crafting materials that have a chance to be obtained from salvaging ERare and FExotic items in addition to normal crafting materials and upgrade components.
  • Globs of Dark Matter can additionally be obtained from salvaging exotic items.

Items with a level requirement of 68 or above are able to drop Ectoplasm and Dark Matter, and higher quality kits yield more on average.

By item type
By item quality
Salvage rate research

Ascended equipment[edit]

Ascended equipment does not salvage into materials (such as Ectoplasm or cloth scraps) as described above, instead rarely salvaging into crafting components. For instance, an Elonian Shoulderguard Panel (rather than an Elonian Leather Square) could be received from a Zojja's Shoulderguard.

Ascended equipment can be salvaged for Balls of Dark Energy, Stabilizing Matrices, and other items used in crafting.

Salvage kits

Ascended equipment requires a special salvage kit for salvaging ascended equipment.

Item-specific drops
Salvage rates